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Missed period, slight cramping, tender breasts

Patient: I had the flu about a month ago, and also had sex about that time, I was protected. My period is now 5 days late, could it be from the flu?

 

 

Symptoms: Missed period

 

 

Doctor: Hello,If you had protected intercourse last month and during the flu , then it is unlikely that you would be pregnan t even you have missed your periods by 5 days now. however it is better that you get a urine pregnancy test done to rule out pregnancy to allay your anxiety.Th delay can be due to stress induced by illness during the month which can cause hormonal imbalances and a possible delay in menses. I hope i have answered your query in detail,wishing you good health,regards

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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